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NFL Featured Game of the Week - Packers/Falcons

On this page we will give a score by score breakdown of the PossessionPoints stat as the game progresses. Each week we will do this for the Sunday night game. There will be the familiar PossessionPoints game chart as well as written explanations.

If you want to know what to expect on this page. See:  Week 1,  Week 2Week 3, or Week 4.
There are links to past season "Feature Game" pages at the bottom of this page.

Featured Game Week 5 - Green Bay Packers At Atlanta Falcons

     This is a rematch  of last season's NFC Championship. The Packers at 4-0 look destined to go back there again this season but the Falcons have had more difficulties this season. They are currently third in their division with a 2-2 record. So there is no question that the Falcons need this game more than the Packers, but need doesn't always translate into results in the NFL. This should be a fun game to watch, see how PossessionPoints play out during this game.   
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Packers 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Future
Falcons 0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
The Falcons took the opening kick-off and did exactly what you are supposed to do with it. The had an 80 yard time consuming drive worth 7 points on the scoreboard and 47 PossessionPoints.  Next the Packers see the ball but the Falcons kept Rodgers off the field for over 6 minutes.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Packers 0 0.0 -47.3 47.3 1Q
Falcons 7 47.3 47.3 0.0 8:15
The Packers fumbled on their first drive and the Falcons repeated what they did on their first drive on their second drive. The took another 6 minutes off the clock and put up 7 points. Now there are just 12 minutes left in the half and the Packers have only had the ball once. If there is a way to beat the Packers this is it. That is why the Falcons have an almost green 95 PossessionPoints right now.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Packers 0 0.0 -95.9 95.9 2Q
Falcons 14 95.9 95.9 0.0 12:26
The Packers put together a 7 minute drive but they bogged down in the red zone and had to settle for a field goal. Long drive with points is good, a TD would have been better. A lot of time is coming off the clock with each drive. Now it is up to the Packers defense to make something happen.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Packers 3 21.0 -74.9 95.9 2Q
Falcons 14 95.9 74.9 21.0 5:26
The Packers forced the Falcons to punt and drove to the red zone again, but a holding penalty and a dropped pass forced them to once again settle for a field goal. The first half goes to the Falcons but the Packers get the kickoff to start the second half. Should be an interesting second half.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Packers 6 37.9 -58.0 95.9 2Q
Falcons 14 95.9 58.0 37.9 0:08
The Packers get yet another field goal, but this one was a 56 yard field goal so that's pretty good. Chances were they were going to come away with 0 points.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Packers 9 54.0 -41.9 95.9 3Q
Falcons 14 95.9 41.9 54.0 5:28
Listening to Chris Collinsworth on the Sunday night broadcast is very worthwhile. Much earlier in the half he said that the Falcons weren't respecting the deep pass capability on early downs and that the Packers needed to take a shot. The Packers did on this drive and a pass to the deep middle resulted in a quick TD. Not worth many PossessionPoints but it puts them in the lead.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Packers 15 55.5 -40.4 95.9 3Q
Falcons 14 95.9 40.4 55.5 3:42
Rodgers is on a roll, the Packers moved efficiently and scored another TD on a 2 minute 21 second drive. They are in the "yellow" in PossessionPoints, but so are the Falcons.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Packers 22 79.0 -16.9 95.9 4Q
Falcons 14 95.9 16.9 79.0 14:51
The Falcons had the formula early but Rodgers and the Packers offense started to get their chances in the second half. They now have a commanding lead with 1:10 left.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Packers 25 117.2 21.3 95.9 4Q
Falcons 14 95.9 -21.3 117.2 1:10
An intercepted pass on the Falcons final drive enabled the Packers to ice the game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Packers 25 117.2 21.3 95.9 Final
Falcons 14 95.9 -21.3 117.2  



More Past Feature games:

2010: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 13, Week 14

2009:  Week 10 , Week 11 , Week 12, Week 13 Week14, Week 15 or Week 16